An individual and deceptively spacious Grade II Listed family home in the heart of this lively and well regarded village, with views onto the village green.
Bell Court, 5 The Green is situated on The Green in the centre of Aldbourne, near the duck pond. Aldbourne is a delightful down land village on the Wiltshire / Berkshire border. Properties nearby range from pretty white washed thatched cottages to large formal Georgian houses. It is well served by a local Post Office, Cafe and Deli, a Co-Op, a Preschool and a Primary School both rated Ofsted Outstanding, a Parish Church, Methodist Church, Florist, Public Houses, Library and Tea Rooms. It is within a short drive of Marlborough (8 miles) and Hungerford (7 miles), both market towns and each with excellent shopping facilities and schools. Aldbourne is also within catchment of the Ofsted Outstanding St John's Marlborough school. Swindon's main line station with fast trains to Paddington (55 minutes) is 9 miles away, and the M4 motorway junctions 15 (Marlborough/Swindon) and 14 (Hungerford) are within 6 and 9 miles. Hungerford also has a train station with trains to Reading and Newbury.
Bell Court is a most appealing deceptively spacious family home, the property was constructed in the 1600's with later additions and a complete renovation in 2009/10 by the present owners. It is constructed of mainly red brick elevations, whitewashed sarsen stone, and rendered brick elevations under tiled roof relieved by part double glazed windows and part polycarbonate secondary glazing, in line with the listing specifications. The accommodation is well presented and neutrally decorated, providing a light, bright and flexible living space whilst retaining beautiful period features.
Bell Court is approached via The Green, the most idyllic location in the village of Aldbourne. The property has a welcoming stable door leading to a hallway which opens into the kitchen / breakfast room with a seating area to one end, where double doors exit a small conservatory to the rear garden. In the kitchen itself there is also an attractive staircase, a comfortable seating area, a range of bespoke handmade oak wall and base units and black granite work surfaces, a double Belfast sink, gas AGA and gas cooker. Off the inner hall is a playroom / office to the front of the property looking across The Green, a well-appointed shower room and WC, and a utility room. The dining room is particularly large with exposed oak beams, southerly views onto the walled garden which can be accessed directly from the dining room, and a further staircase to the first floor. The cosy garden room with wood burner also has a door to the rear garden. This compliments the ground floor accommodation.
On the first floor there are 4 double bedrooms, with a 5th bedroom/dressing room with period features to enjoy as well as 2 well-appointed bathrooms and a separate WC. There is attractive oak flooring throughout the first floor. The present owners have maintained the property to a high standard and the large well maintained garden has some delightful features in particular a tulip tree and an oak tree.
Bell Court is approached by a cobbled path with parking to the front of the property. The rear garden is fully enclosed by brick walling and fencing, mainly laid to lawn with a mature tulip and oak tree. Although central to the village, the garden is very private. At the rear of the garden is a large timber shed / workshop. There are plenty of shrub and flower borders and climbers, which allow for an array of colour, the garden is ideal for entertaining with the two terraces enjoying a south westerly aspect.
Directions From Marlborough take the A346 Swindon Road and turn left in Ogbourne St George. Take the road over the Downs signposted Aldbourne turn left and then straight over the crossroads, left at The Crown onto The Green, the Bell Court will be found on the left hand side as you approach The Green.
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